Cylinder Pressure Based Combustion Phasing Control of a CRDI Diesel Engine 2007-01-0772
This paper presents a start of combustion (SOC) control for a common rail direct injection (CRDI) diesel engine, which is achieved by utilizing in-cylinder pressure signals. The difference pressure (DP), which is the difference between the in-cylinder firing pressure and motoring pressure, is selected as the variable for SOC detection. An adaptive feedforward controller was applied in order to improve the performance of the feedback controller. The feedforward controller consists of the radial basis function network (RBFN) and the feedback error learning method that is for training of the network. In this paper, the RBFN has two inputs which are engine speed and target SOC, and has one output, start of energizing. The feasibility and performance of the proposed controller were validated by transient engine operation experiments.